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This week’s video features Kirk Chen of Meritum Consulting, who talks about how manufacturers can take advantage of the R&D tax credit.
In addition to hot products and leading manufacturers, the annual SEMA Show attracts top vehicle builders who debut their one-of-a-kind creations in front of more than 140,000 industry professionals at the world’s premier automotive trade gathering. For many of these builders, the SEMA Battle of the Builders is their chance to prove that they are among the elite. Hundreds enter; only one can win.
The trucks, SUVs and off-road section at the 2015 SEMA Show stretched more than 180,000 net square feet, and 42% of all display vehicles at the Show were trucks, Jeeps or SUVs. Those indicators are consistent with the fact that Ford F-Series, Chevy Silverado and Jeep’s Cherokee and Wrangler models have seen significant sales growth over the past several years, according to the “2015 SEMA Market Report.” It was no surprise, then, that the 2015 SEMA Awards for Hottest Truck and Hottest 4x4-SUV (presented annually to the most-featured vehicles around the Show) went to the Ford F-Series and the Jeep Wrangler, respectively.
The SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit, June 20–21, provides expert advice on Show budgeting and planning that is beneficial for all companies, regardless of experience.
Exhibitors that submit SEMA Show booth space applications by the Friday, April 1, deadline are eligible to participate in May’s Priority Space Selection Process.
Project-vehicle proposals for companies planning to modify a Hyundai vehicle for the 2016 SEMA Show, November 1–4, in Las Vegas, are due April 4.
Friday, April 1, is the deadline to submit SEMA Show applications to be eligible for the Priority Space selection process, but that's just the start of a solid game plan.